Verbage vs. Verbiage
Wrong: We need to strip some of this verbage out of the proposal.
Right: We need to strip some of this verbiage out of the proposal.
Verbiage (VER-bee-ij) can be either a profusion of meaningless words, or a manner of expressing oneself in writing. Verbage (VER-bij) is simply a misspelling and mispronunciation of verbiage.
From whence vs. Whence
Wrong: Be gone demon! Return from whence you came!
Right: Be gone demon! Return whence you came!
Because whence means “from when,” saying from whence is redundant.
More soon. I promise!